Deerfield propels Civetta with $53M series A

How Civetta is using its series A from Deerfield to take on β-propeller proteins as a target class

Deerfield-backed Civetta Therapeutics LLC is building a platform to systematically identify small molecules targeting β-propeller proteins, a molecular class that has seen little drug development activity despite its ubiquity in the human genome.

“There has been over time the emergence of data suggesting the propeller domain as a structure might be more amenable to drug discovery than people had previously thought,” said co-founder William Sellers.

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